Steve Helber / AP

Virginia has wrapped up its fiscal year in good standing. Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a surplus of more than $130 million. And he and Republican lawmakers are on the same page about what to do with the extra cash: save it.  

Virginia Public Access Project

A contest in which children chase pigs at a Virginia county fair has generated a pair of petitions and worldwide attention. And, one of the people who made Northern Virginia what it is today is being remembered as a true visionary. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ



Students are returning to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville this week. The progressive college-town was struck by violence when hundreds marched on campus, carrying torches and chanting Nazi slogans. That’s left some students and families concerned.

Associated Press

As North America looks ahead to Monday’s solar eclipse, Charlottesville writer Betty Joyce Nash looks back to a time when the world seemed smaller and easier to comprehend.  

Governor Remembers State Trooper Who Died in Charlottesville

Aug 18, 2017
Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ


Two state troopers died last weekend in Charlottesville. They had been monitoring the rally from above and were returning to base when their helicopter crashed. Mallory Noe-Payne attended the first of two funerals and has this report.